65399 Kiedrich / Rheingau
Driving with a navigation system via Mühlweg
T: +49 (0)6123 2308
F: +49 (0)6123 1546
The winery is open for you:
Monday to Friday 8 AM - 5.30 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday 11 AM - 5 PM
Roots in the West
Dr. Robert Weil, the founder of the estate, purchased his first vineyards on the Kiedrich hillsides in 1867. At the time he was still engaged as a Professor of German at the Sorbonne University in Paris, but was later forced to leave France in the run-up to the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71.
Sir Sutton's Legacy
A wealthy patron of the arts by the name of Sir John Sutton first arrived in Kiedrich in 1857. He fell in love with the town for its landscape and character, including the Gothic St. Valentinus Church, its various noble estates and the ruins of Scharfenstein Castle. Sutton died in 1873, and Dr. Robert Weil acquired his manor and settled in Kiedrich two years later.
Welcome at Any Table
While primarily engaged as a journalist, Dr. Robert Weil also began expanding his wine holdings through the acquisition of some of Kiedrich's finest hillside sites. His uncompromising dedication to quality in the vineyard proved prophetic and led to the rapid development of the estate and an international audience for his wines.
As the white counterpart to the grand red wines of Bordeaux, the Riesling Auslesen from Weingut Dr. Weil historically graced the tables of many of Europe's noble and imperial houses.
Weil's Rieslings were favorites not just of the aristocracy, but also of the prospering middle class. Auslese wines from the Kiedricher Berg were regularly featured in Berlin's Hotel Adlon and the wine lists of other grand metropolitan hotels. A 1920 Kiedricher Gräfenberg Trockenbeerenauslese Bestes Fass Nr. 20 from Dr. Weil's estate enriched the wine list of the "LZ 127 Grafzeppelin" airship on its maiden voyage in 1928 to New York.
The son of the estate's founder, attorney Dr. Wilhelm Weil, assumed the helm in 1920. Beyond his involvement with political issues affecting winegrowers — the estate has been a member of the VDP and its predecessor organizations since 1907 — he also successfully navigated the estate through dark and turbulent times. Starting in the 1950s, his winery reattained its status as a popular destination for wine connoisseurs.
Dr. Wilhelm Weil's son Robert, also an attorney, was next to assume the reins to the estate. Starting with the famous 1959 vintage, he returned Rieslings from the Kiedrich vineyards to their previous prominence both in Germany and around the world.
Once upon a time, the vision and entrepreneurial courage of Dr. Robert Weil proved essential to the survival of the estate. After all, his privately owned winery had to stay afloat in a sea of notable Rheingau estates with deep-rooted ties to the church or aristocracy. His great-grandson Wilhelm Weil has carried that bold approach into modern times.MODERN...